Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/17
6 Bombers sent stuff: 
Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54)
Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Ray STEIN ('64)
David RIVERS ('65), Mike FRANCO ('70)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael K. HOGAN ('66)

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>>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52)

I am loving being back in Alaska again for a while. But the
weather is crazy: after being 8 a couple of weeks ago, it was
42+ today! I got my Nokian winter/summer tires put on today and
the roads were dry or barely wet. Nice. (I'm fine with waiting
until MUCH LATER to check out how the new tires do on snow or

I've decided that when I get back to Richland, I'll make a
radical change to my life-style and quit traveling so much. Will
invest in chickens for the eggs, maybe some rabbits for eating,
if Richland allows rabbits. I want to get a dog, too, after being
without for these past 4 years. Need to find one that won't eat
chickens, rabbits or cats. I'll start with the Rescue places.
Instead of gardening, I'll be happy to support the Farmer's

It looks like we've got the property sold. Frankly, I was hoping
it would take a year, but I'll likely be back home in March or
so. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying family, friends, and being in my old
house which was beautifully remodeled a few years ago.

-Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Like I said not long ago: "If I 
	wanted to go by my given name, I wouldn't have a nick
	name." --- in beautiful Alaska 
>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

It is a sad, sad day for those who remember him. Some thought he
was not quite rock 'n' roll; but you heard his music in all sorts
of places. Even those you wouldn't expect.

Farewell to "Fats" Domino, New Orleans gift to music.

Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino, Jr. (RIP) ~ 2/26/28 - 10/25/17

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the
	walnut tree is finally changing color.
>>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60)

Re: Game Films

I would love to see a film of the championship game in March '58
when we won it all at State. I was a lowly sophomore, lucky
enough to be there for the whole tournament and to sit through 
4 days of constant basketball at Hec Edmundson Pavilion (Go
Huskies!). I was with Judy BOWEN Pies ('60-RIP), who really
banged up my thigh pounding on it in her excitement. I was
equally excited but don't think I mauled her?? I still remember
every player on that great team.

Re; The Camlin Hotel

Judy BOWEN Pies ('60-RIP) was one of my closest friends in high
school. She lived with her mom Mary and stepdad Wally Bowen at
the Desert Inn Hotel, which Wally managed. Sleepovers were great!
The Desert Inn was owned by the same company that owned the Vance
and Camlin Hotels in Seattle. So we stayed in one or the other
whenever we went to Seattle for shopping, basketball, or other
fun adventures. It was clear to me that the Camlin was a step
above the Vance, and I felt really special staying there. My
parents liked it, too.

-Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60)
>>From: Ray STEIN ('64)

To: Duane Lee ('63)

Sorry, but neither the Steins nor the Houses took movies of
Bomber basketball games. I think Gary WEBB's ('64) parents did
take movies.

Jim HOUSE ('63) remembers watching a video (not from the Webbs)
of our District tournament victory over Ellensburg, but I don't
remember that and I don't know where or when we would have seen

-Ray STEIN ('64) ~ Mead, WA  
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Kid's kids

I haven't seen her or her other half Chuck ('56-Sandpoint, ID)
for a while but there was a point in time when I saw both of 
them quite often in Las Vegas. At One function I heard a female
(Bomber-babe) voice behind me... "David Rivers!" and there was
the Bomber B-day-babe... it was nice to get Chuck during those
visits... now it's common knowledge that one of my greatest
delights is to visit the Spudnut and spend time with this babe's
sister ('61)... Naturally she is also in the company of her
husband ('61) and a bevy of Bomber-babes... The B-day babe has 
a pretty darned famous daughter which is always cool for Bomber
bragging rights even though she is not a Bomber... I can say,
however that when she was the Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Jimmy
HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) got the first speeding ticket the day they got
their single radar gun... that's pretty impressive! Well HAPPY
BIRTHDAY Sally SHEERAN ('58) on your special day, October 26,

-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Mike FRANCO ('70)

One last comment on gun population. I will not comment further as
I know where this is going... or has already gone. 

1) The reason I focused on COUNTY statistics is because except
for relative small or isolated cities, population centers span
multiple city limits and areas of unincorporated county limits.

2) I do have a college degree and appreciate and accept the
apparent spirit of the statement "When one has a college degree,
one should be expected to pay attention to detail; or simply pay
attention at all."

3) Brad, I have been to Texas many times and like almost
everything I experienced there food, people, even some of the
music. PS, I see Leach has NOT given up the ghost on trying to
get his $$$ from Texas tech!

3) I welcome, almost encourage Maren to remove any or all of this
that might be considered contentious, etc

-Mike FRANCO ('70)
	P.S. - For Brad WEAR ('71): I understand your love of Texas
	BUT consider a few ounces of your ashes being shipped back
	up here for spreading over the field of Martin Stadium 
	(Pullman). I know you have LOTS of Cougar in you!
That's it for today. Please send more.